Mulshi Lake

After a lot of discussion and research, Ganesh Bhai and I planned on a 3-day trip to Andarbhan, Mulshi, Raigad and Shivthar ghal. On an early morning, my sister, my niece, Ganesh bhai and I left Mumbai. We had packed some poha and home made idly for breakfast. On our way, we stopped at the Shivling point in Lonavala. 

The Sahyadris had turned into shades of yellow ochre, brown and black. While Monsoon brings a different look to this mountain range, the dry season has its own charm. 

After around 3 hour drive, we reached Andharbhan homestay in the village of Andharbhan. It is located in Pimpri village near Mulshi. The house is situated at the base of the Sahyadris and thus offers some great views as you step out. Below are the contact details. 

The homestay is run by a middle-aged couple whose kids manage the booking from pune. The place is well kept. The couple live in the old watched thatched house behind. Kaaki (Aunty) invited us over while she cooked us some delicious lunch. The food was the best  I have had in Maharastra. 

After a short nap, we drove to Mulshi. On our way, we passed by the Tamhini ghat view point. At Mulshi, we found a small shop that sells tea. When we stopped there, they allowed us to enter the lake through their farm. 

The two puppies they had, accompanied us to the lake. It was a perfect place to sit and enjoy some tea and the sunset. We sat there for a long time watching the sun go down. It was a perfect evening.

On our way back, we drove to a temple called - Vinzai Devashtan (Vindhyavasini Devi). The place was closed. Villagers informed the care taker, a 92 year old man to come and open the doors for us. 

We sat there for a while before retuning back to the homestay for some campfire and a tasty dinner.